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dc.contributor.authorField, John-
dc.contributor.authorMerrill, Barbara-
dc.contributor.authorWest, Linden-
dc.description.abstractHigher education participation has become an important focus for policy debate as well as for scholarly research. Partly this results from ongoing attempts to expand the higher education system in line with wider policies promoting a 'knowledge economy'; and partly it results from widespread policy concerns for equity and inclusion. In both cases, researchers and policymakers alike have tended to focus on access and entry to the system, with much less attention being paid to the distribution of outcomes from the system. This paper reports on a multi-country study that was aimed at critically understanding the experiences of non-traditional students in higher education, and in particular on the factors that helped promote retention. In doing so, the study straddles the sociology of social reproduction and the psychosociology of learner transformations.en_UK
dc.publisherLinköping University Electronic Press-
dc.relationField J, Merrill B & West L (2012) Life history approaches to access and retention of nontraditional students in higher education: A cross-European approach, RELA: European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, 3 (1), pp. 77-89.-
dc.rightsStatement from website: "As RELA is an open access journal, this means that anyone who can access the Internet can freely download and read the journal. There are no commercial interests for Linköping University Electronic Press or the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) in publishing the journal. The core idea of open access is that copyright remains with the author(s). However, we publish with the agreement of the author that if she or he decides later to publish the article elsewhere, that the publisher will be notified, prior to any acceptance, that the article has already been published by RELA.-
dc.subjectHigher educationen_UK
dc.subjectAdult learnersen_UK
dc.subject.lcshNontraditional college students Cross-cultural studies-
dc.subject.lcshEducation, Higher Europe Research-
dc.titleLife history approaches to access and retention of nontraditional students in higher education: A cross-European approachen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreasonThe publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository therefore there is an embargo on the full text of the work.-
dc.citation.jtitleRELA: European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults-
dc.type.statusPublisher version (final published refereed version)-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Warwick-
dc.contributor.affiliationCanterbury Christ Church University-
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